Fixed up: Rising incomes and corporate profit will boost industry demand

The Auto Mechanics industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2017. Individuals and businesses have increased demand for industry services, as rising per capita disposable income and corporate profit encourages consumers to opt for auto mechanic services over do-it-yourself repair. As the average age of vehicles increases, demand for industry services grows, as routine maintenance and repairs are typically necessary to keep vehicles running. Older vehicles require more frequent repairs, supporting industry growth. The industry is expected to continue to grow over the five years to 2022 due to similar trends from the past five years. Disposable income levels are expected to continue to grow, encouraging some consumers to spend more on the maintenance and repair of their vehicles...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$64bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
565,110
Businesses
258,416
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in disposable income and corporate profit levels have boosted sales
  • Growth in disposable income and corporate profit has encouraged many consumers and businesses to increase spending on industry services
  • Some consumers will likely increasingly invest in newer vehicles that are less costly to maintain and own
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Auto Mechanics industry has a very low level of concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, with nonemployers expected to account for an estimated 64.5% of total industry enterprises in 2017. There are several national auto mechanic chains, including Jiffy Lube, Midas Inc. and Monro Muffler Brake Inc. However, none of these companies control more than 5.0% of the overall national market. The introduction of new small nonemployer auto repair shops has increasingly driven industry concentration down. However, Monro and other relatively larger companies have expanded during the five-year period through the acquisition of smaller operators. As a result, market share concentration has remained steady over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Auto Mechanics Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Mechanics Industry are

  • Access to skilled automotive technicians
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average age of vehicle fleet and New car sales in the Auto Mechanics industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Auto Mechanics Industry?

    The Auto Mechanics industry provides mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance for cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Operators include self-employed mechanics, auto repair shops, garages and car care centers. This industry does not include car dealerships, auto parts retailers or gas stations that provide industry services. Industry services do not include auto bodywork, car washes, oil changes or air conditioning repair (IBISWorld reports 81112, 81119a and 81119b, respectively).

    Industry Products
  • Powertrain repair services
  • Brake repair services
  • Scheduled and preventative repair and maintenance services
  • Electrical system repair services
  • Heating repair services
  • Muffler and exhaust repair services
  • Wheel alignment and repair services
  • Other repair and maintenance services
  • Industry Activities
  • Repairing and replacing automotive engines
  • Performing general automotive repairs
  • Repairing trucks
  • Repairing and replacing automotive exhaust systems
  • Repairing and replacing mufflers
  • Repairing automotive transmissions
  • Repairing automotive brakes
  • Performing automotive electric repairs
  • Performing automotive wheel alignments
  • Repairing automotive radiators
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • New car sales
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends higher
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth
  • Profit
  • Higher operating costs
  • Stable market share concentration
  • Table: Auto Mechanics Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Mechanics Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Car Body Shops
  • Taxi & Limousine Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Auto Mechanics

  • Products & Services
  • Powertrain repair services
  • Scheduled and preventative repair and maintenance services
  • Brake repair services
  • Other repair and maintenance services
  • Electrical system repair services
  • Heating repair services
  • Wheel alignment and repair services
  • Muffler and exhaust repair services
  • Chart: Auto Mechanics Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Consumers under 45
  • Consumers aged 45-64
  • Consumers 65 and older
  • Government and nonprofit organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Mechanics Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Mechanics

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Mechanics Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Mechanics Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Auto Mechanics Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Average age of vehicle fleet (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Do-It-For-Me
  • A category of customers who prefer to hire professionals to complete maintenance or repairs instead of doing these tasks themselves.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers who complete tasks and projects on their own that would generally be outsourced to a business or service provider.
  • Powertrain
  • The main automobile components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface. Includes the engine, transmission, suspension, wheels and other parts.
  • Telematics
  • Vehicular telecommunications and information processing technology. Includes GPS navigation, hands-free cell phone technology, automatic driving assistance systems and other similar technologies.
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